Glasgow stabbings: Attacker is named by police as Badreddin Abadlla Adam

Police Scotland has named the man shot by officers during an attack in Glasgow on Friday as Badreddin Abadlla Adam, 28, from Sudan.

In a statement on Twitter, Police Scotland said: “The identity is based on information the deceased provided to the Home Office earlier this year.

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“Police Scotland will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident in Glasgow.

Police, alongside a floral tribute, at the scene in West George Street, Glasgow

“The police discharge of firearms resulting in a fatality will also continue to be fully investigated by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC).

“Both of these inquiries, which take place under the direction of the Lord Advocate, are ongoing and it would not be appropriate to speculate either about the events or the outcomes of these investigations.”

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